Netherlands: Welcoming the verdict passed on Kulbhushan Jadhav by the international court of justice, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan twitted, “Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release and return Kulbhushan Jadhav to India”.
Imran Khan said that the former Indian navy officer was guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. The international Court said on Wednesday that prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence as passed on by the Pakistani military court should be effectively reviewed and re-considered.
Rejecting all objections raised by Pakistan, the court also ordered consular access to Jadhav, “without further delay”, agreeing with India’s stand that Pakistan had violated the Vienna convention by denying that.
The court also said that Pakistan had not informed Jadhav about his rights and had deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to him as well as visit him in the detention.
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Despite the order backing India, Pakistan claimed victory, its foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted, “Jadhav shall remain in Pakistan. He shall e treated as per the laws of Pakistan.”
Kulbhushan Jadhav was kidnapped by Pakistani agencies on March 3, 2016 from Iran where he was pursuing business interests. He was a retired Indian naval officer.